An official in the Pakistan Cricket Board said on Saturday that MRI scans reports had confirmed that Misbah required proper rest to recover from his hamstring injury.

"Shahid Afridi will now lead the side in the remaining three matches," he said.

Misbah sustained the injury while fielding during the second one-day international against the Kiwis in Sharjah.

The official said Misbah would be returning from the UAE to rest and undergo treatment for his hamstring injury to recover in time for next year's World Cup.

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